Programmable cerebrospinal fluid shunt

The programmable cerebrospinal shunt valve is a type of ventriculoperitoneal shunt that can be set to different pressure settings. It is of particular value in normal pressure hydrocephalus and in paediatrics patients.

The 2010 AJNR article by Lollis et al. 1 provides radiographic features of the settings of four common valves.


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rID: 31197
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Programmable VP shunt
  • Variable VP shunt valve
  • Programmable VP shunt valve
  • Variable VP shunt
  • Programmable ventriculoperitoneal shunt
  • Variable ventriculoperitoneal shunt

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